This book examines the part played by monks of Mount Athos in the
diffusion of Orthodox monasticism throughout Eastern Europe and
beyond. It focuses on the lives of outstanding holy men in the
history of Orthodoxy who have been drawn to the Mountain, have
absorbed the spirit of its wisdom and its prayer, and have returned
to the outside world, inspired to spread the results of their
labours and learning. In a remarkable demonstration of what may be
termed 'soft power' in action, these men have carried the image of
Athos to all corners of the Balkan peninsula, to Ukraine, to the
very far north of Russia, across Siberia and the Bering Strait into
North America, and most recently (when traditional routes were
closed to them by the curtain of communism) to the West. Their
dynamic witness is the greatest gift of Athos to a world thirsting
for spiritual guidance.
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